Stress Intensity Factor Analysis of Elliptical Arc Through Cracks at Mechanical Fastener Holes by Weight Function Method ( I ) - Development of Weight Function Method -

가중함수법에 의한 기계적 체결홀에 존재하는 타원호형 관통균열의 음력확대계수 해석 ( I ) - 가중함수법의 전개 -

  • Published : 2001.10.01


It has been reported that cracks at mechanical fastener holes usually nucleate as elliptical corner cracks at the faying surface of the mechanical joints and grow as elliptical arc through cracks after penetrating the opposite surface. The weight function method is an efficient technique to calculate the stress intensity factors fur elliptical cracks using uncracked stress field. In this study the weight function method for three dimensional mixed-mode problem applied to elliptical comer cracks Is modified for elliptical arc through cracks and the stress intensity factors at two surface points of elliptical arc through cracks at mechanical fastener holes are analyzed by the weight function method. This study consists of two parts and in part I , the weight function method for elliptical arc through cracks is developed and verified.


Stress Intensity Factor;Weight Function Method;Elliptical Arc Through Crack;Mechanical fastener Hole;Finite Element Analysis;Reference Loathing


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